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Road master or Blue Ox - Land Yacht - 10-07-2016

Any opinions or benefits of one or the other? I have 2013 Chevy Avalanche and price for both installed is almost the same. Reading the installation instructions it is hard to tell which if either will have to cut on my bumper. The shop I am considering 4 State Trailers in Fairland, OK. They recently did a couple of Newells pulling Jeeps with Roadmaster and have not installed Blue Ox but will.
Thanks Mike


RE: Road master or Blue Ox - encantotom - 10-07-2016

i have the roadmaster all terrain and it has been just fine. no cutting on my honda crv.

tom


RE: Road master or Blue Ox - Chester Stone - 10-07-2016

I also have Roadmaster All Terrain, no cutting on my Honda Odyssey. Be sure to get the all terrain or equivalent to avoid any binding.


RE: Road master or Blue Ox - rentajetpilot@gmail.com - 10-07-2016

(10-07-2016, 03:57 PM)Chester Stone Wrote: I also have Roadmaster All Terrain, no cutting on my Honda Odyssey.  Be sure to get the all terrain or equivalent to avoid any binding.

I'm a Road Master All Terrain guy. Thousands of miles with no problems. Somewhere I read an article about the Blue Ox having some issues. I will try to find it and post.


RE: Road master or Blue Ox - Land Yacht - 10-08-2016

(10-07-2016, 05:02 PM)rentajetpilot@gmail.com Wrote:
(10-07-2016, 03:57 PM)Chester Stone Wrote: I also have Roadmaster All Terrain, no cutting on my Honda Odyssey.  Be sure to get the all terrain or equivalent to avoid any binding.

I'm a Road Master All Terrain guy. Thousands of miles with no problems. Somewhere I read an article about the Blue Ox having some issues. I will try to find it and post.
That would be great Chester. The previous owner had Blue Ox and told me to get heavy gloves to wear when attaching or detaching because of pinch points. I have no experience so really appreciate perspectives as I have to make a decision by Monday :-)


RE: Road master or Blue Ox - encantotom - 10-08-2016

my all terrain doesnt pinch me.

tom


RE: Road master or Blue Ox - jcus - 10-08-2016

My blue ox does not pinch me either, but my toad is only 2500 lbs so I can handle it.


RE: Road master or Blue Ox - rheavn - 10-09-2016

I have used both Blue Ox & Roadmaster.  I have towed with the 10,000# all-Terrain tow bar for over 100,000 miles.  It performed perfectly.

I just changed tow vehicles & researched both companies for replacement.  I went with the Blue Ox 10,000# Aventa mainly because it is a much cleaner, modern look when towing.  I feel Roadmaster needs to update their setup.  

I would not consider an aluminum bar from either company.  jmho

I have not experienced any pinch points with either bar.

If after reading the installation instructions you are not sure if the bumper needs to be cut I would call each company's tech support and ask the question.  My experience is a small amount of trimming is normally needed, but I am not familiar with the Avalanche specifically.  Contacting customer support may also give you some insight into who has the best customer service.  I have not been totally pleased with Roadmaster tech support lately.

I have a Roadmaster 10,000# all-Terrain tow bar for sale for $150.00.  You pay shipping or I will deliver if traveling in your area or you pick up.  Tow bar has high mileage, but has been maintained perfectly.


RE: Road master or Blue Ox - Junior Guru - 10-09-2016

I've had both. Currently use Blue Ox. Both did the job but I prefer the blue ox as it releases easier when unhooking toad on uneven terrain. I also have a rock hard bumper on my jeep that has the blue ox connector bracket so that the tow bar connects directly to the bumper. I think the blue ox style bracket attachment is better in this application.


RE: Road master or Blue Ox - smagown - 10-09-2016

I have the Blue Ox Aventa. I tow a 2011 GMC Sierra Z 71. The mounting kit bolts to the frame rails. You remove the front tow hooks and the tow bar hooks up there. No cutting at all.